Main road in Winterton
|• Total||0.86 km2 (0.33 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (830/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||22.8%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Postal code (street)||3340|
Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was founded in 1905 as Springfield when the Natal government built a weir across the Little Tugela River. The town later changed its name to Winterton in honour the secretary for agriculture, HD Winter. Winterton is a small town with only a primary school. It is close to the Second Boer War battle sites of Battle of Vaal Krantz and Spioenkop.
Winterton also serves as an entry point to the Champagne Valley as well as the Cathedral area of the central Drakensberg, boasting well known mountain peaks such as Champagne Castle and Cathedral Peak respectively - these mountains are considered to be among the most spectacular sights in Southern Africa.
The world famous Drakensberg Boys' Choir School is outside the town, just about 30 kilometres south-southwest of Winterton. The town has also grown to become a popular tourist destinations, for South Africans and foreigners alike.
- "Main Place Winterton". Census 2011.
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